1. What are the Residence Halls like?
There are currently three traditional residence halls on campus, Bell Hall, Carlisle Hall, and Hart Hall, and one suite-style residence hall, Darling Learning Center (DLC). The halls are located adjacent to each other and are close to the dining hall, making it convenient to visit friends and go to meals. The traditional halls each have nine floors that are either male or female, with about 16 rooms on each floor. Each floor has its own single gender bathroom with showers, toilets and sinks. There is a student Resident Assistant (RA) on every floor serves as a mentor and resource for those who live on campus.
Each traditional hall room is furnished with two twin beds and mattresses, two desk chairs, two closets, two bureaus, two study desks and two chairs. The room dimensions are 11'7 x 15'7. Your window measurements are 72" wide x 65" long, and it will have blinds. You can make the room "your own" and we encourage you to bring lots of pictures and decorations!
The Darling Learning Center features classrooms on the first floor with four floors above that of suite-style living opportunities for students. These are gendered by suites, with four students living in the suite. Each suite contains two double bedrooms, a common area, sink and vanity area and a bathroom with a toilet and shower. The bedrooms contain two twin beds and mattresses, two dressers, two wardrobes, two study desks and two chairs. The common area comes equipped with three upholstered chairs that can be pushed together to make a couch or used separately and an ottoman that can be utilized in a similar manner. The bedrooms have a shade for the window and the common area has blinds. The bathroom comes with a shower curtain and towel rack. Two RAs live and work on each floor of the DLC, providing a resource for the residents of the building.
2. Are there Internet connections in the residence hall rooms?
Yes, there is high speed Internet in each room, which can be accessed through the Wi-Fi system or by connecting through the Ethernet ports. All students are provided with a campus email account as well. You can find out anything you need to know about residential networking services on campus by contacting the Help Desk of IRO at (207) 941-1000.
3. Do I need to bring a phone with me?
Residence hall rooms are no longer equipped to support phones. It is advised that students bring a cellular telephone in order to maintain contact with family and friends. There is, however, a phone in each lobby of the res halls that allow free local calling. Long distance calls simply require a phone card to connect.
4. Will I have a roommate?
If you are a first-year student, you will have a roommate; either assigned based on your preferences or requested roommate assignment. Living on-campus with a roommate is the best way to learn about living in a community and to make new friends. During the remainder of your time as an on campus resident, you will be able to request a single room accommodation; however, single rooms will be assigned based on availability and seniority. If a medical reason necessitates a single room placement, please contact the Office of Housing and Residential Life in order to provide the proper documentation.
5. Can I choose my own roommate(s)?
When filling out your housing registration, you may complete the roommate request field. Both applicants must request each other in this section. The Office of Housing and Residential Life will attempt to accommodate roommate requests; however, fully vacant rooms are limited and not all requests can be guaranteed. Please be aware that there are only double rooms available and no triple occupancy spaces will be offered to students.
6. What should I do if I don't get my chosen roommate?
Try it out! This will be a great opportunity to expose you to a new living situation and learn quite a bit about yourself. Many students come to college, not knowing any other students and will also need to form new connections.
If the living situation that you are placed in does not work out, room changes may be accommodated after the Add/Drop period and up until two weeks before the end of the semester. Contacting a Resident Assistant or the Resident Director will start the process of attempting to reconcile with your roommate and, if necessary, can begin the room change process.
8. Do you have a Residency Requirement?
All first and second year Husson University students are required to live on campus. This is evaluated based on the number of credits that a student has completed, meaning a resident must achieve 54 credit hours before they will be approved to live off campus. For upper-class students, the res halls are often still the right choice due to the amenities provided; the ability to eat in the dining hall is a big draw. If you do choose to move off campus, we recommend that you check out the local newspapers for listings.
9. Can I bring my car?
All students are welcome to bring their cars to campus; however, there is a registration fee. Husson University Safety and Security distributes the decals for residential students. The cost is $75 for the academic year and you will need your license and registration to obtain the decal. Resident parking is located in Lots 10, 11, 12 and 13 – all located behind the traditional residence halls. No parking is allowed in areas designated for commuters, faculty, staff and visitors.
10. Where can I study and hang out with friends?
Each residence hall contains a number of lounges, furnished to accommodate work and social interactions. The library is located in Peabody Hall, near the residence halls, and provides a quiet place for study. The Campus Center is a popular location for group work and hanging out with friends, as the Cressy Marketplace and Wiley’s Café are located nearby. The Furman Student Center is also available in Peabody Hall and has flat screen TVs, pool tables, ping pong, foosball and seating areas for spending time with friends.
11. Can I have a fridge in my room?
Each res hall room is equipped with a MicroFridge. This is a combination refrigerator and microwave unit that is provided for each room on campus. It is recommended that you communicate with your roommate to bring a mini fridge to campus, as it is a particularly useful appliance. Just be certain the unit is less than three cubic feet. Only one additional unit is permitted in addition to the MicroFridge that is already provided.
12. Are there vending machines?
There are multiple vending machines in each residence hall and others throughout the campus. Additionally, the Dickerman Dining Commons’ Grab and Go program, Cressy’s Marketplace and Angelo’s in Bangor provide dining options after the Dining Commons closes in the evening.
13. Can I ever cook my own meals?
There is a kitchen in the basement of Carlisle Hall that has a microwave and range top stove. Bell and Hart Hall also have microwaves in their basements.
14. Can I have visitors in my room?
Other students who live on campus are welcome to visit, however access to buildings becomes restricted after 9 PM for safety reasons.
Visitors who do not live on campus or do not attend Husson University must sign in with a Resident Assistant if they plan to stay overnight. The student who is serving as the host for the guest is held responsible for the guest’s actions through the duration of their stay. It is required that guests, after signing in, must carry their guest pass as a form of identification while on campus.
Overnight guests are also welcome, but the residence hall policy states that the guest may only stay for two consecutive evenings and permission of your roommate is required.